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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleGradCertInternatRel
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Course coordinator

Dr Andy Butfoy


  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.


The course introduces students to the academic study of international politics; individual units deal with a range of topics, including global security, economics and ethics.


Students successfully completing this course should have:

  • an understanding of selected aspects of the academic field
  • a critical appreciation of the secondary literature in the field of study
  • advanced reading, communication and analytical skills relevant to the field of study.


This course consists of two level four 12-point units, including one core and one elective unit. Note not all units will be offered every year.


Core units

Students complete a minimum of one of the following:

  • APG4323 Ethics in world politics
  • APG4324 Advanced seminar in international political economy
  • APG4327 Wars of recognition: Terrorism and political violence
  • APG4330 Global soul
  • APG4332 Strategic studies


  • APG4334 Southeast Asian politics
  • APG4336 Islam and modernity
  • APG4337 Conflict resolution and Islam in the Middle East
  • APG4666 Terrorism, counter-terrorism and intelligence
  • APG4667 Fringe politics and extremist violence: An introduction to terrorism
  • one of the core units not already completed

Progression to further studies

Students who complete this course with a minimum credit average are eligible to apply for entry into course 1400 Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations.


Graduate Certificate in International Relations